Kalibangan_Binjor_Yupa_Skambha_Indus_ins

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1 Kalibangan, Binjor Yupa Skambha Indus inscriptions, Harappa, Bhutesvar ś ivalingas, kangar 'brazier', t ã ̄ 'copper' dhāu 'hematite' चतुशशश्र ि , अʼाशशश्र quadrangular, octagonal yupa skambha or pillars are attested ca. 2500 BCE, archaeologically in Kalibangan and Binjor respectively, both on the banks of Vedic River Sarasvati. Hieroglyphs skambha, stambha signify t ã ̄ 'copper', and hieroglyph garland signifies dhāu 'red ore'. (perhaps hematite, ferrite ore). A frieze fromBharhut with garlands on tree PLUS kulA 'hood of serpent' rebus: kol 'working in iron' kolle 'blacksmith' kolhe 'smelters'. Five hoods may signify páñcadhAtu 'five minerals'. *pañcakula ʻ consisting of five families ʼ. [páñca, kúla -- ]Pk. pa ṁcaüla -- n. ʻ panchayet ʼ; -- deriv.: Pk. paṁcaüliya -- m. ʻ one who deliberates in a panchayet ʼ; H. pacaur , pacaulī m. ʻ village headman ʼ.(CDIAL 7657)
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